Electronic Health Records – combined with the government’s meaningful use incentives – have the potential to revolutionize medical documentation and patient management. Of course, as guest editor Dr. David R. Norris, Jr. writes in AHIMA’s online journal Perspectives in Health Information Management, “a computer is only as smart as the person using it.”
The spring issue focuses on the potential of EHRs and also frames some important issues regarding adoption, implementation and use. Featured stories include:
· “Are Physicians Likely to Adopt Emerging Mobile Technologies?” investigates the factors that affect a physician’s decision to adopt mobile technology devices such as the smart phone. In addition, research by the authors could lead to the development of mobile technology platforms that target the specific needs of healthcare professionals, proving the latest health applications for disease, treatment and practice management issues.
· How does the Federal Government influence the use of various electronic technologies [Read more…]